Grey Nuns Community Hospital

Covenant Health


Grey Nuns Community Hospital Legacy Story (PDF)

Facility Overview

Contact Information
Grey Nuns Community Hospital
1100 Youville Drive West (3015 62 Street NW)
Edmonton AB   T6L 5X8

Phone: 780.735.7000

Click here to view a map and get driving directions 

The Grey Nuns Community Hospital provides a full range of health services to a diverse and growing urban community in southeast Edmonton, following a deep-rooted tradition of healing the body, enriching the mind and nurturing the soul.

Programs & services

24-Hour Emergency

Ambulatory Care

Cardiac Care

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Child Health Clinic

Day Surgery

Diagnostic Imaging


Family Medicine Centre

Geriatric Services

Intensive Care



Mental Health

Neurophysiology Laboratory

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit


Osteoporosis programs

Palliative Care

Social Work

Spiritual Care


Stroke Services

Therapeutic Services

Vascular Services

Women's Wellness

Patient & visitor information


General information

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Update to Designated Family/Support Person and Visitor Access

Covenant Health acknowledges the social nature of care and the role of family as an integral dimension of the patient and resident experience. Therefore, at Covenant Health there is a presumption in favour of family presence as the standard of care.

Exceptions are necessary when patient, resident and staff safety, quality, privacy and other factors determine limitations.

Refer to the Designated Family/Support Person and Visitor Policy for more information about access and visitation.

Protective services/lost & found

Phone: 780.735.7140

Protective Services is on duty 24 hours a day for the safety of all staff, patients and visitors.

If you have lost or found any item, please ask the staff on your unit or contact Protective Services.


Parking is open 24/7 on the south side of the Grey Nuns hospital. 

Parking rates

You can pay with coins or a card using the meters in the lot and in front of the hospital. Or use our digital parking tool to buy a weekly or monthly parking pass, apply for compassionate parking or pay for a ticket.

30 minutes




Day pass


Week pass


Month pass


Parking office

Room 1106 (main floor next to the chapel)
Monday-Friday (except holidays)
7 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

Phone: 780.735.7051

2021/22 Overview

Staff                                                                    3,278

Volunteers                                                         92

Outpatient visits                                               166,433

Emergency visits                                              65,104

Deliveries                                                            5,758

Acute care beds                                                363

Our stories

Supporting a grieving loved one
Transforming care through innovation

Planning for the unexpected

Sticks and stones for spiritual health

Sharing your story helps your spiritual health

Final wish to wed fulfilled

Dog therapy returns to Grey Nuns hospital

A touch of home at new workplace

Understanding the toll of COVID-19

Wedding surprise on the NICU

Giving time to grieve

Addiction and mental health supports for South Asian community

Volunteers make textured sleeves to comfort patients with dementia

Grateful mom gives back

Lifting spirits

Group therapy goes online

Mom's post-partum life-saving surgery

Nurses inspire a single mom to fulfill a dream

Grey Nuns trials new study to treat severe depression

COVID-19 or the flu?

Remembering a legacy of work by two Sisters

Baby Stella fulfills couple's dream
Meeting the challenges of COVID

Busting myths about aging

Welcoming volunteers back to hospitals

How the pandemic is affecting our sleep

Pay attention to how you eat

Helping Brad go home

Busting breastfeeding myths

Name tags help staff connect with patients

Remembering a palliative care pioneer

Teen 3D printing project helps healthcare workers

Spiritual care in a pandemic

Coping with moral distress

Coping with stress during COVID-19

Volunteers find new ways to give

Staying connected during COVID-19

Online Easter service

Busting nutrition myths

Using mindfulness to deal with difficult emotions

Pilot provides free meal delivery to patients recovering at home
Using self-awareness and connections to practice self-care
Managing diabetes during the holidays

Look after your mental health at Christmas

Sharing a moment of gratitude

New approach to opioids goes provincewide

Foster children find a safe space at Grey Nuns Hospital

Who's caring for the caregiver?

Angel Cradle provides a safe haven for infants in need

Patients with diabetes face higher risk of flu complications

Music is therapy for palliative patients and families
Being grateful benefits long-term residents
What is palliative care?
New toolkit helps transform seniors' care

How to prevent burnout
The gift of literacy in the NICU

Teddies ease anxiety for dementia patients

Knitting with love

Chair yoga has many benefits

Patients benefit from library staff visits

What you eat can affect your mental health

Physician peer support group to launch at Grey Nuns Community Hospital
Indigenous people are at much higher risk for diabetes
Donations to milk bank help babies in the NICU
When yoga became her saving grace

What Canada's new food guide means for seniors

Being vegetarian is more than eating your greens

Rotary House keeps patients and loved ones close

Yoga for grief support
Osteoporosis is a man's illness too

New 'recipe' helps patients stay out of emergency

The struggle to butt out
Spreading kindness around the world

Knitted squares help families bond with NICU newborns

Mural celebrates hospital's roots in the community

Driving safely with diabetes
The tiniest superhero
Too few women know the facts about menopause
Two new advanced hybrid operating rooms open at Grey Nuns Community Hospital
Grey Nuns bridges gap for people with opioid addictions
Edmonton nurse's kindness lives on
Grey Nuns staff celebrate patient’s miracle baby
Peer support for NICU parents
Keeping moms and newborns together
Volunteers create a home-like setting for afternoon tea
NICU treasure beads mark milestones for tiny patients
Living life on her own terms
Stand by Cyril: Grey Nuns peace officer advocates for the most vulnerable in our community

Four-legged care team
Respecting wishes leads to a peaceful end
Crocheted comfort in the NICU
Grey Nuns receives ‘Baby-Friendly’ designation
Taking the pain out of dental work
Healing hospitality
The healing power of art
Breaking the cycle of trauma
Missing patient training
Language interpreters
On a mission of health, hope and healing
Alberta hospitals lead world in treatment time for stroke stroke patients 
Window goes from illuminating parishioners to welcoming patients
Eight ways to stay on your feet this winter
Fourteen ways to keep your brain healthy
Volunteer knitters provide comfort to kids in hospital
Moral dilemma
My community cares
Walk With Me program takes another step forward
Skin to skin
Matters of life and death
Passion for people
Alzheimer’s Journey
Fling the sling after rotator cuff surgery
Whole-hearted care saves patient’s feet and quality of life
Groundbreaking care delivers healthy baby girl
What you need to know about diabetes
Diabetes: Over 50 years of struggles and triumphs
Treating severe depression with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
Beating severe depression with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
Helping premature babies get home sooner
Who are the surgeons who restore your body’s blood flow?
Life-saving vascular surgery with compassion
Heart patient’s ordeal eased by great care
Fort McMurray moms and new babies welcomed with open arms
Deck the halls at Grey Nuns Hospital NICU
Q&A: Should I get the flu shot?
Putting power in patients’ hands

Our founders

The Sisters of Charity (Grey Nuns) of Alberta were the Catholic founders of the Edmonton General Hospital in 1895 and still operated the General in the 1980s through a board of directors and management team. In 1988, the Edmonton General Hospital’s acute care services were transferred to the newly opened Grey Nuns Community Hospital.

The Sisters were very involved in ensuring that the new public health facility would carry their tradition of caring for the most vulnerable. They were instrumental in including palliative care, mental health programs and care for mothers and their babies. Operation of the Grey Nuns has now transitioned to Covenant Health, and, proudly, all three of these areas remain a focus.

Today, the Grey Nuns Community Hospital provides a full range of services including a 24-hour emergency department, general and vascular surgery, intensive and cardiac care, children's health, women's health, diagnostics and mental health. The tertiary palliative care unit is world-renowned for its delivery of care and teaching practices.






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